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Sunday, March 18, 2012

March 18th, Myths

*Warning!  This is a long post.
Last night while Erika and I were chatting about weight loss, we were talking about myths regarding food.  I thought I would bring exercise and weight loss into this as well.


Exercise Myths... Busted! 
http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/06/24/exercise.myths.trainers/index.html
Click on the above link to see why they are busted

10) Your cardio machine is counting the calories you're burning.
9) Women shouldn't lift weights because it'll make them bulky.
8) Heart rate monitors will let you know how hard you're working.
7) Your weight is the end all, be all.
6) Low-intensity exercise burns more fat.
5) Chug a protein shake after workout.
4) You can spot reduce for tight abs or toned arms.
3) As long as I go to the gym 30-45 minutes, that gives me a pass to do what I want for rest of the day. 
2) No pain, no gain.
1) Stretching will help prevent injuries.

More exercise myths busted 
http://www.ideafit.com/fitness-library/10-exercise-myths
Click on the above link to see why they are busted *some are repeats so I will not post them
Exercise Myth 2. If You’re Not Going to Work Out Hard and Often, Exercise Is a Waste of Time.
Exercise Myth 3. Yoga Is a Completely Gentle and Safe Exercise
Exercise Myth 4. If You Exercise Long and Hard Enough, You Will Always Get the Results You Want.
...genetics plays an important role in how people respond to exercise. 
Exercise Myth 5. Exercise Is One Sure Way to Lose All the Weight You Desire.
Exercise Myth 7. Water Fitness Programs Are Primarily for Older People or Exercisers With Injuries.
Exercise Myth 8. The Health and Fitness Benefits of Mind-Body Exercise Like Tai Chi and Yoga Are Questionable.
Exercise Myth 9. Overweight People Are Unlikely to Benefit Much From Exercise.
Studies show that obese people who participate in regular exercise programs have a lower risk of all-cause mortality than sedentary individuals, regardless of weight. Both men and women of all sizes and fitness levels can improve their health with modest increases in activity. 
Exercise Myth 10. Home Workouts Are Fine, But Going to a Gym Is the Best Way to Get Fit.

Weight loss and food myths... BUSTED!
http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/myths.htm 
Click on the link above to see why they are busted

Myth: Fad diets work for permanent weight loss.

*Research suggests that losing 1/2 to 2 pounds a week by making healthy food choices, eating moderate portions, and building physical activity into your daily life is the best way to lose weight and keep it off. By adopting healthy eating and physical activity habits, you may also lower your risk for developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure.

Myth: High-protein/low-carbohydrate diets are a healthy way to lose weight.

Myth: Starches are fattening and should be limited when trying to lose weight.

Myth: Certain foods, like grapefruit, celery, or cabbage soup, can burn fat and make you lose weight.

Myth: Natural or herbal weight-loss products are safe and effective

Myth: I can lose weight while eating whatever I want.

Myth: Low-fat or fat-free means no calories.

Myth: Fast foods are always an unhealthy choice and you should not eat them when dieting.

Myth: Skipping meals is a good way to lose weight.

Myth: Eating after 8 p.m. causes weight gain.

Myth: Nuts are fattening and you should not eat them if you want to lose weight.

Myth: Eating red meat is bad for your health and makes it harder to lose weight.

Myth: Dairy products are fattening and unhealthy.

Myth: Going vegetarian means you are sure to lose weight and be healthier.

How Salt Affects Your Weight
http://www.caloriesperhour.com/tutorial_salt.php

Is Too Much Protein Unhealthy?
http://fitnessblackbook.com/muscle-building/is-too-much-protein-unhealthy-and-bad-for-your-kidneys/

Top 5 Cholesterol Myths
http://www.health.com/health/condition-article/0,,20259746,00.html

Thought of the day:

Don't always believe everything you hear and read.  If you think it's too good to be true, it probably is.

1 comment:

  1. You are awesome for posting this,thank you doll !!! :)

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